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- Dec 12 20164 minutes
La La Land, a Truly Modern Hollywood Musical, Strikes All the Best Chords
LOS ANGELES IS A CITY OF TRAFFIC. So it only makes sense that La La Land, in theaters Dec. 9, opens in the thick of it—a long, glittering caterpillar of cars stopped on an elevated freeway that stretches out to the horizon under an enamel-blue Califo
- Jan 1 201710 minutes
These Brand Consultants Turned Nights On The Town Into Market Data
In 2013, Christopher Krietchman was walking down the street in Manhattan, worrying about his flailing meal-delivery company. Krietchman was the founder of Fresh Grill Café, which cooked and delivered healthy meals to New Yorkers. When he launched in
- Jan 23 20172 minutes
Why He’s The Toast Of New York
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- Jan 9 20172 minutes
J.Lo & Drake Hot New Romance?
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- Jul 7 20169 minutes
This Is Your Brain on Silence: Contrary to popular belief, peace and quiet is all about the noise in your head.
One icy night in March 2010, 100 marketing experts piled into the Sea Horse Restaurant in Helsinki, with the modest goal of making a remote and medium-sized country a world-famous tourist destination. The problem was that Finland was known as a rathe
- Dec 12 20161 minute
La La Land: Haters Shall Be Lovers
Stephanie Zacharek The world is full of people who announce loudly and often how much they hate musicals and how it’s unrealistic for performers to burst into song: “No one ever does that in real life!” Exactly. These people and their droning logic
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
Country’s New Darling
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- Jan 20 201711 minutes
Revisiting Anti-Bush Protest Music In The Trump Era
Remember "When the President Talks To God"? "American Idiot"? "Son of a Bush"? We do!
- Jul 25 20161 minute
Javier Munoz Meet the New Hamilton!
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- Sep 18 20166 minutes
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- Oct 1 20163 minutes
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, the 36-year-old creator of the hit musical, talks about trusting his instincts, the value of a vacation, and how he accidentally married the oldest form of entertainment with the newest form of social media.
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Not All Practice Makes Perfect: Moving from naive to purposeful practice can dramatically increase performance.
In just our fourth session together, Steve was already beginning to sound discouraged. It was Thursday of the first week of an experiment that I had expected to last for two or three months, but from what Steve was telling me, it might not make much
- Jan 7 201617 minutes
Whom He May Devour: Saving her planet would ban her from paradise.
Lydia watched Ahad play the guitar. He leaned against a boulder, eyes shut, his face positioned to catch the last warm rays of the setting sun. His long, slender fingers caressed the strings, producing a slow, haunting melody. The music almost made h
- Dec 20 20162 minutes
The Curious Case of Nile Rodgers's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award
The induction class is a buffet of various kinds of uncool, made more perplexing by the disco band Chic’s 11th snub.
- Dec 18 201627 minutes
The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016
From politics shows to horror series, highlights from a year of listening
- Feb 6 20171 minute
James Corden His Prime Time To Shine!
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- Feb 12 20176 minutes
The 2017 Grammys: Winners and Performances
Following along with music’s big award show
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Bop.fm allows users of subscription music services to share songs and playlists with listeners of other services, such as Spotify.
- Oct 10 20167 minutes
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- Sep 26 20163 minutes
Mandy Moore ‘I’ve Never Been Happier’
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- Dec 6 20163 minutes
The Culture Wars In The Grammy Album Nominations
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- Dec 29 20167 minutes
Beyoncé's Year of Peace and Misunderstanding
From “Formation” onwards, the singer tried to build bridges while celebrating her identity—and revealed just how divided the country is.
- Sep 19 20163 minutes
Rory Feek + Our Life After Joey
SIX MONTHS AFTER HIS WIFE JOEY FEEK’S DEATH, THE COUNTRY SINGER KEEPS HER MEMORY ALIVE FOR THEIR DAUGHTER INDIANA—AND HIMSELF
- Nov 14 20165 minutes
Jon Bon Jovi & Wife Dorothea Love, Kids & Rock ’N’ Roll
Their life includes sold-out stadiums and middle school talent shows, throngs of adoring female fans and family dinners. Now the perennial sex symbol and his high school sweetheart talk about how they blend rock stardom with a rock-solid marriage
- Feb 13 20172 minutes
The Sad State Of Rock At The Grammys
How did the genre that once dominated popular music fall from such great heights? The year 1991 may have the answers.
- Feb 6 20171 minute
My First Grammys Kelsea Ballerini
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- Jul 18 20161 minute
132. Hamilton Is Hitting the Road
Some half a million theatergoers have already seen the hottest musical of the decade, shelling out hundreds of dollars for tickets to see Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton sing and rap about our scrappiest Founding Father at the Richard Rod
- Nov 14 20161 minute
Todrick Hall From YouTube to Broadway
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- Dec 25 20163 minutes
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